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Exporting to Africa

Exporting to Africa: a beginner’s guide to export compliance

Exporting to Africa: a beginner’s guide to export compliance Thinking of exporting to Africa? Considering Egypt, Ethiopia, Algeria, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon, Niger and/or Botswana?  Then it’s important to be aware that these African countries operate mandatory Conformity Assessment Programmes.  Implemented to ensure that unsafe goods and those of poor quality do…

SONCAP Life Endangering Products

Nigeria SONCAP – Update for Life Endangering Products

Nigeria SONCAP – Update for Life Endangering Products On 30th March 2017, the new procedure for certifying shipments and issuing SONCAP Certification relating to Life Endangering Products went live. This means that all exporters/importers with shipments that include a host of products, from electrical parts to safety glasses, can now only be certified SONCAP if…

European Radio Equipment Directive (RED-2014/53/EU)

R&TTE Directive – Update for household appliance manufacturers

R&TTE Directive – Update for household appliance manufacturers On 13th June 2017, the new European Radio Equipment Directive (RED-2014/53/EU) will be enforced.  Referred to simply as the RED directive, it is a replacement for the existing Radio & Tele-communication Terminal directive (R&TTE-1999/5/EC) and impacts businesses in EU/EEA member countries manufacturing appliances using the radio frequency…

Pre-Shipment Inspection

Pre-Shipment Inspection. An Exporter’s Guide…

Pre-Shipment Inspection – An Exporter’s Guide… More and more businesses exporting to countries such as Egypt, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia are coming un-stuck when it comes to the pre-shipment inspection (PSI) process. Our expert Account Managers agree, it’s not hard to see why.  With frequent changes to regulation and new requirements that all too often…

SASO Certificate of Conformity

Country of Origin Certificate: Exporter basics…

Country of Origin Certificate: Exporter basics… Arab-British documents, legalised invoices, European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin, EUR1 Movement Certificate, ATR Movement Certification.  No matter how you look at it, gaining a Country of Origin certificate and organising the associated documentation is a complicated labyrinth and many businesses struggle to understand the minimum requirement they should…

export to the middle east and africa

IOE & XDS: exporting into the Middle East & Africa

IOE & XDS: exporting into the Middle East & Africa The World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) has reported that Saudi Arabia’s import levels now stand at $163.8m, with Nigeria’s reaching $46.5m. As an Institute of Export (IOE&IT) corporate member and expert in export procedures, XDS Solutions, is firmly fixed on helping Institute members,…

SONCAP for exports into Nigeria

7 Steps to Understanding SONCAP

7 Steps to understanding SONCAP for exports into Nigeria Back in January 2013 the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) released an all new SONCAP process.  This strict set of guidelines for exports into Nigeria is complex, mandatory and can prove challenging for even the most seasoned exporter….  But we’ve got your back.  Read on for…

Accelerated SONCAP CoC issuance for PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons: Smart Certificate of Conformity programme aces customs clearance. Dynamic consumer products export group PZ Cussons is well-known as an innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands.  The business operates in four core categories – Personal Care & Beauty, Home Care, Food & Nutrition and Electricals, and employs over 5000…

How smart are your export documents?

We had the chance to talk to hundreds of exporters at Going Global Live recently.  Worryingly, many wrongly believed successful customs clearance is about what happens when their product arrives at its destination.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  There’s a whole export document process that needs to take place before your product ships.…